Thanks for your reply. It may be that this ancestor only served in the French & Indian War as he is connected to a record of 'overpaid soldiers' dated 1762. His officer was a Major Durkeys. However Ancestry has linked him to a Revolutionary War roll of microfilm for the Connecticut 4th Regiment commanded by John Durkee (presumably the same man) but I can not find his name on the microfilm and there are over 700 images to scroll through. I will keep searching to see if this man was a patriot. His son of the same name (not my direct ancestor) served in the War of 1812. So wars either side of the Revolution are covered. It would be nice to claim a new patriot and have him recognized if he did serve.